My comment following the article Benefits boom pushes Polish populists to victory by Oliver Moody in The Times, 14 October 2019.
“Lech Walesa, 76, a national hero in the struggle against communist rule”
Lech Walesa was the leader of a fake opposition to Communism. The Communists created the Solidarity movement themselves and appointed him as the leader. There was no such thing as an authentic opposition to Communism. They laughed and continue to laugh at the world believing that the Communist authorities allowed an underground movement to function in the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk, of all places. This is beyond ridiculous.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski is a son of a Communist party member. His mother had a highly privileged job at the Institute of Literary Studies in Warsaw. Their family was firmly supporting Communism in Poland. Just like Walesa, J. Kaczynski and his brother Lech, were recruited by the Communist regime to be part of ‘opposition’. He has got a PhD in law with focus on the labor law. The really funny thing is he seems to have not noticed that the current labor law in Poland is the one introduced in 1974 under the Communist dictatorship.
The judiciary and the media were and are serving the same master all these years, regardless which party is in power. My wife and I have really tested the system in the last eight years. There is absolutely no difference between the pre-2015 and post-2015 time, when PiS formed the government. The modus operandi of state institutions is exactly the same as under Communism.
It really boggles the mind that all those fantasies are repeated over and over again. Just like a fairy tale about Santa Claus. Children believe in the existence of Santa. It is such a beautiful tale. He brings them gifts each year. Wonderful.
The supposed overthrow of Communism is a story about political Santa Claus in the form of fake opposition to Communism. Curiously, the leaders of this opposition were firmly embedded in the regime socially, professionally and otherwise.
The legend of Solidarity and related ‘movements’ is a variation on the theme of the Russian October Revolution adapted for a Catholic country.
To have a glimpse of reality, you can navigate to my website via my Twitter account. It is a different narrative.